Monthly Archives: October 2011

Centennial cedars

Centennial cedars

Togakushi, Nagano

These trees at the top of a mountain leading to a shrine are hundreds of years old, some reaching 700-800 years! Did the planter of these trees realize how long these trees would last? How many people they would inspire? How many people would trek halfway across the world just to witness them?

It’s amazing to think that the trees themselves could care less about any of that, and just continue to do what they do: grow.

I want to be able to do something that could leave a long-lasting and inspirational mark.